In his new book Outlive Your Life Max Lucado challenges Christians to make a difference. “What if we rocked the world with hope?” he asks on the back cover. And the book inspires readers to do just that. Sprinkled with stories of people who have made a difference and examples of the great need all around the world, Max reminds us that God has used simple people to accomplish great things throughout history.
I was initially a bit skeptical from reading the title. The last thing I wanted was another book telling me how to become a Christian superstar. What I got was exactly what I needed; a reminder that being used by God in small ways leaves a lasting impression on the world around us. The book is filled with sharp, poignant quotes that leave you digesting the material even after you finish reading. The fact that the authors royalties are going to ministries such as World Vision is consistent with the message of the book – do what you can with what you have been given.
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